Middle East

Top Bahrain activist sentenced to 2 years in jail

(FILES) - A file picture taken on February 11, 2015 in the capital Manama shows Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and his daughter Malak (L) leaving a court building after attending his appeal hearing. Bahrain's King Hamad on July 13, 2015 pardoned leading rights activist Nabeel Rajab, serving a six-month jail sentence, for "health reasons", the official news agency BNA reported. It said the king issued a decree granting the activist "a special pardon for health reasons", but without e





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